Backbenchers Try to Avoid A No Deal Brexit
One day before British Prime Minister Theresa May has to present her ‘plan B’ for the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union in parliament, several members of the House of Commons are attempting to postpone a decision. That reports British media Sunday. In this way, they want to prevent the British from stepping out of the EU without agreement.
A group led by Labor Member of Parliament Yvette Cooper and conservative Nick Boles intends to table an amendment on Monday to extend negotiations with the EU as long as parliamentarians do not agree to a withdrawal agreement. The backbenchers hope to make an unordered trip impossible without understanding.
According to the British newspaper The Times, conservative Dominic Grieve is working on a text that temporarily suspends article 50 of the EU treaty, to win time for further negotiations.
Article 50 states that a Member State leaves the European Union two years after notification of its intention. It is from that article that 29 March 2019 is the deadline for the Brexit. How a possible suspension of that article should happen is not clear.
In Downing Street 10, the official residence of the Prime Minister, the proposals of the antibrexite bubbles is called “extremely worrying”. It is imperative that the members of parliament comply with the results of the Brexit referendum, according to the reaction to BBC News.
Foreign Minister Liam Fox, a supporter of the Brexit, also criticised public broadcasting. He says the MPs involved are trying to “steal the Brexit”. “You have a population that wants to leave (from the EU), and a parliament wants to stay that way. The parliament has the right not to hijack the Brexit process, “he says.